۱۴ مرداد ۱۴۰۰ |۲۶ ذیحجهٔ ۱۴۴۲ | Aug 5, 2021
khums

The Islamic Bayt al-Mal, which had been founded upon the arrival of the Prophet (S) to Medina and his establishment of an Islamic government, consisted of funds such as zakat, khums, anfal (spoils and public resources), kharaj (Islamic tax on agricultural land) and jizyah (tax taken from religious minorities).

Hawzah News Agency  In this paper, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi examines the impact of khums on meeting the financial needs of the Muslim society.  He tackles the arguments made by those who oppose khums as envisaged in Shi‘i jurisprudence.

He studies the issue by 1) defining necessary terminology, 2) using Qur’anic verses, 3) quoting exegetes, and 4) referring to Sunni and Shi‘a narrations regarding khums.  In doing so, khums is proven to refer to more than war booties in the Qur’an and that it has undeniably been collected by the Prophet (S), Imams (A), and the Caliphs. ...

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